2008 – Fourth Grade Fourth Place:
Liam Tomson-Moylan, Minnesota.
Is global warming the greatest challenge facing humankind?
Global warming is not the greatest challenge facing humankind. I think lack of respect is our greatest challenge. I think that because of a lot of countries are full of fear, anger and hate.
When someone fears something, it leads to anger. Let's say, for example, you're scared of your brother. You usually cry and ignore it. If that happens, anger kicks in because you're sad that he's mean to you, but you also want revenge, which results in hate.
If we respect each other, that will create happiness. Then, the world will work together to find cures, to recycle, to end corruption, to plant trees, to stop pollution and to end global warming.
If we discover how to respect each other, solutions to other problems will result.
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